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Barrett Colombo

Barrett Colombo is a manager for education and policy initiatives at the Institute on the Environment.


At IonE, he coordinates efforts to translate the Institute’s research into action, both within the University and alongside stakeholders in the public and private sector. He is the lead producer for Food Matters, which provides cutting-edge briefings on our global food system. Barrett also coordinates the development of a range of classes and co-curricular efforts for the the University’s new Grand Challenge Curriculum.


Colombo’s career has focused on issues at the intersection of sustainability policy and education. Before coming to IonE, he worked as a policy analyst on issues of environmental health and equity, and in a number of secondary and adult education roles in Washington, D.C., and Boston.


Barrett has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs.